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Opinion

Another N. Korean promise to denuclearize  

Editorials

This week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un contained a lot of good things for Kim. He got a face-to-face meeting with the American president and the recognition of North Korea as a nuclear power that has to be respected on the world stage. He got a ...

Brown County Browser: Plenty for county to do before election

Columns

May has been an extremely busy month for the Elections Staff in the Auditor-Treasurer’s office. The month began with three and one- half days of required election training conducted by the Secretary of State’s office. The training covered every aspect of the election process. In addition, ...

Summit hopes

Editorials

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are meeting in Singapore. It is no exaggeration to say that hundreds of millions of people have their fingers crossed that something productive will come of the encounter. Trump and other U.S. officials have made it clear ...

Actions speak louder than words

Letters

To the editor: Thanks to the administration of the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools for upholding the teachings of our faith. In dealing with a difficult situation, of not renewing the contract with Sonics dance coach for the 2-18-2019 school year, exemplifies the strength we all should uphold ...

Sexual abuse aided, abetted at colleges

Editorials

College and university officials throughout the country ought to be asking themselves whether sexual abuse scandals such as those at Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State universities could occur at their institutions. Those answering in the negative may want to search their souls about why ...

Wrong message merits the right one

Editorials

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Congratulations area teams Three area baseball teams have earned the right to compete in the Minnesota State High School League state tournaments. The New Ulm Eagles defeated Mankato West 2-1 in 11 innings in the Section 2AAA Thursday, and Sleepy Eye beat top-ranked BOLD in the Section 2A ...

Living with a mental health condition

Letters

To the editor: If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, one in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar ...

DOJ, FBI are here to help

Letters

To the editor: The DOJ and FBI tell us they had “informants” in the Trump Campaign. They further say they were there to help Trump, not to spy on his campaign. Reminds me of when a company’s audit team comes out to a field unit and says we’re from corporate and we’re here to ...

Don’t expect a U-turn in N. Korea’s actions

Editorials

During this era in which instant gratification seems realistic to all too many people, President Donald Trump is doomed to disappoint them next week. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet Tuesday in Singapore to discuss Pyongyang’s weaponization campaign, which includes both ...

Marti firing destructive for NUACS

Letters

To the editor: I am writing about the recent WCCO story about Missy Marti being fired as head coach from the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics Dance Team because of her living situation. As a NUACS alumna, it is deeply disturbing to hear that the NUACS administration would choose to display judgment ...

Town Talk: New Ulm Animal Control

Columns

New Ulm Animal Control is a City Public Safety function staffed by two licensed police officers from the New Ulm Police Department. In addition to their regular police duties, they are assigned the part-time animal control duties. Corporal Keith Anderson and Officer Brady Murphy are tasked with ...

Honoring heroes on Flight 93

Editorials

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...

MCCL — 50 years of making a difference

Letters

To the editor: A half century ago, a handful of MInnesota citizens recognized an emerging threat to human life in our state. They saw a movement to legalize the killing of unborn children. And so they decided to do something to protect those who needed protection. That’s how Minnesota ...

No guns, just Taps at ceremonies

Letters

To the editor: My bluebird fledglings are OK (in Cambria’s Preri Bach Cemetery), even after the locals came up and fired off their rifles on Memorial Day. Why don’t you reserve your fireworks (... rockets red glare) for the Fourth? This was John Adams’ idea. Thomas Jefferson, that ...

Wild primary season

Editorials

This summer promises to be a wild primary season in Minnesota politics. We have three DFL candidates — Erin Muphy, Tim Walz and Lori Swanson, and two Republicans — Jeff Johnson and Tim Pawlenty — for governor. There’s a scramble in the Attorney General’s race, with five DFLers, ...

Weeds: A love story for the ages

Columns

This is a love story. Oh, it hasn’t always been easy. There’s been stress along the way. Both sides had to give a little to make it work. But in the end, they have always been there when I needed them. Of course, I’m talking about my relationship with my implement dealer. Pam and I ...

Brown County Browser: Plenty of fun close to home in Brown County

Columns

With summer approaching and the costs associated with traveling rising, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of several great destinations close to home that are located in Brown County. Mound Creek County Park near Comfrey is a "day-use" park that was built around a flood control ...